Kendrick Norton is trying to do his best to remain positive about his life being changed forever.
On July 4th, the Miami Dolphins player was cut off by another vehicle which forced him to swerve off the road, led to his car flipping upside down.
In order to save his life, first responders had no choice but to amputate Norton’s arm on the scene. His football career was over at just 22-years-old. Norton is currently recovering at the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital and spoke to CBS4’s Peter D’Oench about his injuries.
“I’m alive,” Norton said. “If nothing else, I’m alive.”
As you see by the video, Norton’s arm was amputated near his elbow.
“One thing keeps me going and that is that I am still able to be here. Seeing my family is so important. It is very good that I have this support system. It keeps me strong and it keeps me tall. But I realize that I will not be able to play for anyone. We are working past that you know. That reality is sinking in. I am alive and I am grateful. Now I want to organize a blood drive.”
Norton was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol when the crash occurred, but has been cited for an improper lane change.